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The power of self-affirmation to transform your outlook and outlook on life

by shehan anthony 7 months ago in quotes
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The power of self-affirmation to transform your outlook and outlook on life
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Believing in yourself and having a positive outlook on life are two of the most important things you can do to ensure that you live a happy, fulfilled life. Negative thinking, on the other hand, can cause you to miss out on so much of what life has to offer. So many times, we talk ourselves out of doing something without even realizing it.

Every day, hundreds of negative thoughts float through our heads, and we constantly criticize ourselves, which sows the seeds of doubt. Positive affirmations are a simple technique that you may use throughout the day to help shift your mindset from one of negativity to one of positivity and help you achieve your goals. They have the power to boost your self-esteem, increase your self-awareness, and transform your life in a variety of other ways.

Are positive affirmations the same as positive thoughts? Positive affirmations can be utilized throughout the day whenever you need them, and the more you use them, the more positive thoughts will prevail over negative ones and you will experience positive results in your life.

Affirmations are a simple approach for changing negative self-talk into a more positive outlook on life, which we rarely even realize we do. Changing your thoughts and the way you think will not happen overnight, but if you stay with affirmations, they will work once you have retrained your way of thinking. The most popular and effective affirmation approaches for dealing with various life problems are outlined here.

Using a mirror as a method To use this approach, stand in front of a mirror, preferably a full-length one, in either your underwear or, better yet, naked, and reflect on how you feel about yourself. As you move down your body, start at the top and say out loud what you enjoy about each part of your body. For example, "I like how my hair sparkles, the small variances in color where the light touches it," or "I like that my eyes are a lovely shade of ."

" ." "My eyes are a fantastic feature," you tell yourself, "take the time and go gently over all your body, building up a more positive image of yourself,"

The "everywhere" approach Any time you catch yourself thinking a bad thought, you can use this technique to silence it. Visualize yourself turning down a volume knob inside your skull until you can no longer hear the thought. Then replace the negative with a positive affirmation and repeat it to yourself.

The method of the trashcan. Put your negative thoughts into writing on a scrap of paper before tossing them in the trash. Doing so tells yourself that these thoughts are just garbage and that they belong in the trash.

Meditation is a practice that involves quieting the mind. Try to find a peaceful place where you can close your eyes and allow your mind empty of all thoughts and feelings for 5 or 10 minutes at a time. Focus on the words you're repeating and believe in what you're saying as you repeat your affirmation.

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